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Thai 'yellow shirt' leader shot

The man considered key to the overthrow of former Thai premier Thakshin Shinawat's government, has had part of a bullet removed from his skull after an assassination attempt in Bangkok.

Police say Sondhi Limthongun's car was ambushed as he headed to work. Two gunmen fired dozens of shots into the vehicle but failed to kill him.

Mr Sondhi was leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy, known as the yellow shirts, who forced the closure of Bangkok Airport last year.

Alistair Leithead reports.


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